Sunday, August 14, 2016

U.S. Military Officer Corps is worse than useless

Fundamentally transformed:
Four U.S. military officials told me that the 300 or so U.S. special operators in Syria are under very strict rules of engagement. Because such rules are highly classified, these sources have requested anonymity.
But the rules in place, known as "last cover and concealment," are highly restrictive compared to special operations missions in the war on terror before 2014. Those rules of engagement allowed for U.S. special operators to fight alongside the local forces they trained. The rules of engagement for Syria, according to one military officer, amount to: "don't get shot."
The Queen Of The World saw red when she read this in the Sunday paper.  I can't blame her.  What use is an Officer Corps that isn't interested in winning wars, or protecting their most valuable assets?

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Tie their hands, and send them out to be potential hostages... Just @&($#^ great... sigh